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Susan B. Anthony Voted Here

 
 
Susan B. Anthony Voted Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, June 5, 2012
1. Susan B. Anthony Voted Here Marker
Embedded in the sidewalk. Be sure to look down to not miss it (I did the first time).
Inscription. At a shop on this site on November 5, 1872, Susan B. Anthony and 14 women from this neighborhood voted in the presidential election.

Two weeks later, Miss Anthony was arrested in her home on Madison Street for this illegal action.

Women struggled for 48 more years before the ratification of the 19th Amendment making it legal for women to vote.

That amendment is known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment.
 
Erected by Susan B. Anthony House Museum.
 
Location. 43° 9.172′ N, 77° 37.472′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from West Main Street (New York State Route 33) west of Canal Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14608, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Rochester City Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Transformation of a Neighborhood (approx. 0.2 miles away); Susan B. Anthony House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crossroads of Transportation (approx. 0.2 miles away); D. Matthew Brown, Jr. (approx. 0.3
Susan B. Anthony Voted Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, June 5, 2012
2. Susan B. Anthony Voted Here Marker
This is what the site looks like at standing/car level from Main St.
miles away); Ely House - 1837 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Morrie E. Silver (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jonathan Child (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rochester.
 
More about this marker. The marker itself is embedded in the sidewalk (see pictures). Those elements of the marker site you'll notice from the road are two black pillars on either side of a brass voting box on a black pedestal. To the left of this is a more extensive and informative plaque (see pictures, click to enlarge)
 
Regarding Susan B. Anthony Voted Here. The Susan B. Anthony House is at 17 Madison St., about a quarter mile west of this marker off main. While one database (not this one) suggests there's a marker there, a bicycle ride-by earlier this week revealed that if it was ever there, it is missing now.
There is a larger plaque, much like the larger one attached to this site. The Susan B. Anthony House and Museum is open for guided tours (check the website for times and dates).
South of this site on Brooks Avenue is the site of the Anthony Family Farm where her father and mother lived and Susan spent some of her childhood. The site
Susan B. Anthony Voted Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, June 5, 2012
3. Susan B. Anthony Voted Here Marker
Site as seen facing east.
is unmarked in any way, and the only way you'll know is if someone tells you (when you reach the top of the hill, you're kind of there).
The trial of Susan B. Anthony occurred in Canandaigua, NY and the courthouse is still there.
 
Also see . . .  The Susan B. Anthony House and Museum. The National Susan B. Anthony Musuem & House was the home of the legendary American civil rights leader during the 40 most politically active years of her life, and the site of her famous arrest for voting in 1872. (Submitted on June 5, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. Suffrage, Suffragette
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkCivil RightsPolitics
 
Susan B. Anthony Voted Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, June 5, 2012
4. Susan B. Anthony Voted Here Marker
Site as seen facing west.
Susan B. Anthony Voted Here Curated Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, June 5, 2012
5. Susan B. Anthony Voted Here Curated Plaque
This marker is a few feet east of the voting box, pillars and brass plaque. Click on the image to read the text and see the pictures.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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